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Community Celebration/Gypsum Rosette Hunt Event

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Hidden : Saturday, 16 May 2020
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Size: Size: other (other)

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Geocache Description:

16 May 2020, 13:00 - 15:00


Photo Courtesy of Ron Zielstra Photo Courtesy of Ron Zielstra


There are two typical forms of rosettes found. In more shallow regions is an amber colored compact ball of intergrown crystals with small, thin blades pointing out from the core seems to be the standard.. Sometimes large transparent amber blades protrude out of this core producing spectacular specimens.


Photo Courtesy of Ron Zielstra Photo Courtesy of Ron Zielstra

In deeper layers, the crystals in the rosette are larger, more distinct and blocky. The color in these specimens are typically yellow, but can also be colorless. Large blades protruding from these rosettes are also blocky. In both forms, some of the large blades may have clay or a rock included. All the crystals are fluorescent and phosphorescent, glowing a pale white under ultraviolet light.

I will have my rosettes on display.

My Place

Loaction: 10103 Road 22W, Winkler, Manitoba, Canada

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm 

I have a truck load of clay from a job site that I brought home and there are gypsum rosettes in the clay. You will need gloves to dig through the clay. Most of the rosettes are smaller than a looney. Kids just love to find the rosettes thinking they are finding diamonds. This is the last of my clay pile for this event.

The gypsum rosettes that you find you get to keep.

Fire will be ready for roasting wieners.

Bring lawn chairs to sit around and share your caching stories of the past years. 



Community Celebration Events - 2020

This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.

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